Thursday Theology December 13, 2018

Reflections on Mission: A Starting Point Co-Missioners, Today we introduce you, in some cases again, to the Rev. Richard Gahl of Westlake, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. Dick is a good friend of Crossings. He was a featured speaker at our conference in 2010 and in the years since has published a couple of essays through Thursday Theology. …

Thursday Theology December 6, 2018

The Preacher’s Task: Robert W. Bertram to Lori Cornell (and Every Proclaimer) Co-Missioners, This coming Sunday, the Second of Advent, will feature St. Luke’s introduction to the ministry of John the Baptist (Lk. 3:1-6). In contrast to his co-evangelists, Luke kickstarts his account with a dramatic rollcall of regional potentates. His point, at least in part, is to …

Crossings Film Series: Ed Schroeder

  Ed Schroeder is one of the founders of the Crossings organization. He believes that a cross actually has three parts to it; the vertical part, horizontal part and the point where they intersect or cross. That is one of Crossings goals, crossing the world with the word of God. Ed likes to compare the Bible to …

Thursday Theology November 29,2018

Back on Track: A Refreshed Orientation for Crossings and Thursday Theology Colleagues—or dare I say, Co-Missioners: I’m sticking my neck out here. Readers of Thursday Theology have been greeted 932 times with the first of the above words. Ed Schroeder launched it into use when he dashed off the initial offering in this series some 19 years ago. …

Crossings Film Series: Cathy Lessmann

  Cathy Lessmann became involved in Crossings 30 years ago after hearing Ed Schroeder speak about the cross. It has become a way of life for her and she interprets everything through the Crossings lens. Crossings helps and allows her to be honest with herself because she knows the solution already. When she became involved with Crossings, …

Crossings Film Series: Marty Lessmann

  Marty Lessman and his family live in Colorado where he enjoys the mountains, fly fishing, biking, backpacking and being “in awe of God’s beauty.” He believes that God is a God of freedom, grace, and love, and not a narcissistic God. Christ crucified offers the gift of forgiveness and Marty has been given the opportunity to …

1) A Quick Note on Mark 7 for this Sunday. 2) An Impending Transition.

I. Colleagues, I know just enough Greek to be dangerous. On the one hand, when I browse a text in a Greek New Testament I can spot angles that translations obscure. On the other, I can’t vouch altogether for the reliability of the things I seem to be looking at. The danger enters in when I start wondering …

Humanity coram Deo – Pieces of a 1947 Lecture by Werner Elert

Colleagues, Some weeks ago I met a young woman who had just earned a master’s degree at a local university in the technicalities required to earn a living as a translator. She had grown up in Switzerland speaking German and came to the U.S. as a college student. Her conversational English was impeccable. So was her American accent. …